The College Level Examination Program (CLEP) College Composition exam is administered by the College Board year-round to assess high school students\' proficiency in the area of basic composition. The CLEP exam gauge\'s the applicant\'s ability to write, analyze, critique, and edit composition pieces. Colleges may give entering students credit at their discretion if the student scores above a 50. The total points an applicant can receive is 80. Once taken, an applicant must wait six calendar months before registering for a re-test.
Test-takers must answer 50 multiple-choice questions in the 50-minute time frame and compose two essays in 70 minutes. Questions cover the following areas:
· Conventions of Standard Written English
· Revision Skills
· Ability to Use Source Materials
· Rhetorical Analysis
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